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item taken off the menu in new york city. >>> and then a little later on, we'll help you get through airport security, but without long lines. >> and up next, a local man's journey with a rare disorder that can cause his body to blow up and swell at any moment. why he has more hope for a normal life now than ever. >>> in tonight's health alert, we highlight a capitol hill man who struggles every day with a very rare genetic disorder that could be deadly. certain triggers cause his body to expand and swell. when you see it, it may remind you of the comic book character, the incredible hulk. >> if i catch a ball the wrong way or exert too much pressure on my hands, it will swell up to the point where you can't grab a pen. >> imagine living life every day knowing that at any time, your world could literally transform. >> i had an attack in the spring. it was june. it is very rare. it's estimated 1 in 10,000 realistically, 1 in 70,000. >> 70-year-old david lund of capitol hill lived that life for years. certain triggers like stress, fatigue, and sudden movement can cause his body to
is going to be the new home for the city's morgue. from security doors using eye identification -- >> thank you, you have been identified. >> reporter: -- to water tanks for testing bullets, to walking into a morgue storage room, with a space for 200 refrigerated bodies, twice the old capacity. the new $210 million forensics headquarters, three years to construct, is a major improvement for crime and chemical analysis that has eluded the district for decades. >> the potential that this building gives to the district of columbia to increase, improve, and expand its ability to do forensic analysis, to solve crimes, is just enormous. >> reporter: it will take several more months for the building to be fully operational. but the city no longer will have to depend upon fbi facilities in quantico and elsewhere for detailed analysis. some residents in nearby homes were initially worried that the building might pose a potential hazard if chemicals escaped or there were fires. >> when you walk by the building, you don't need to get scared of what's happening inside. it is a friendly looking building
cities across the country, but their story is the same. they are in a fight to keep their homes. >> they're not taking it. i don't care what it takes. >> reporter: debra harris injured her back working for the fire department here in d.c. that caused her to fall behind on her mortgage. she says the bank promised to help her with a loan modification, a promise they didn't keep. >> been in my house 17 years and near going to tell me no, you -- they're going to tell me no, you can't have your house now and you're not even working with me and you decide i'm not going to be bothered. we're just going to take her house anyway. >> reporter: the protesters say this is a way to keep people in their homes. they want the banks to reduce principal to the current market value of the homes, to stop evictions and allow residents to buy back homes at their current value. an air force veteran believes fannie mae and freddie mac have the power to make it happen. >> this country asked veterans to serve their country and we did it willingly. we thought it was our duty and then to come back home and have o
: barbara and jerry haynes snapped photos of a scaffolding free washington monument while they city could. >> we knew there was -- still could. >> we knew there was damage from the earthquake. >> i said wow. i have to say this registered 7.4 on my richter scale. >> reporter: now two men who each visited the washington monument as children are now leading a team that will repair it. >> thrilled to death. we're very thrilled. in many ways it's one of those signature projects as an engineer, as a construction man, it's something you wait your life for. >> reporter: scaffolding will go up within the next two months with the same design used for the monument restoration in 2000. >> i've heard from a number of people that they liked it so much they wanted to keep it in place. i can assure you that we will take it down as soon as the project is complete. >> reporter: the project is challenging. the heaviest damage to the monument is between 475 and 530 feet considered the most difficult area to access. now 800,000 visitors come here to the washington monument every year. so repairing it is al
responded with a barrage of ads of their own. >> we have a demand from the city here. >> reporter: peterson hopes to build on empty land by the beltway, figures most customs will come from virginia and that millions will flow to maryland taxpayers. not just from poor people who play slots, but from wealthy folks like him. >> i gamble, but i sure don't pull slots. >> reporter: now the anti- casino ads are sure right about one thing. the estimates for slot revenues were way overblown, but peterson says his resort will be like something out of las vegas, a good deal for him and he says for maryland taxpayers. >> now what about the voters? what are the polls showing? >> there was a gonzalez poll just finished of maryland voters and it actually looked pretty evenly split like 45-44 with about 9% undecided. so it's right down the middle, but they're spending as much money on these ads, both sides and the casinos, more than they spent in the governor's race. that's how big of deal this is. >> a lot riding on it and like you said, money the key thing. back to you guys. >>> still ahead on 9news, th
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